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Florida Fans Are All Saying The Same Thing About Urban Meyer's New Job

ohio state head coach urban meyer after his final game

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Former Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer, who retired following the 2018 season, has landed a new job.

The three-time national title-winning head coach is stepping into television. Sporting News reported earlier this week that Meyer is close to an agreement with Fox Sports, where he'll become a lead college football analyst.

"Fox just wrapped its most-watched college football regular season ever. The network envisions Meyer as the kind of big-time coaching name/TV talent who could potentially put its "Fox College Football Pregame" show on par with Kirk Herbstreit's "College GameDay" at ESPN," Sporting News writes.

Meyer maintains that he won't be coaching again, though news of this television job has sparked some memories for Florida football fans.

The former Gators' head coach, of course, stepped down from his job in Gainesville, Fla. Shortly after that, he took a television job with ESPN. Less than a year later, he was back on the sideline, coaching Ohio State.

A lot of fans now believe that Meyer will be doing the same thing. Some are speculating that he'll end up back on the sideline in 2020, coaching at USC.

Meyer's wife, Shelley Meyer, maintains that he's retiring from coaching.

"Retiring from COACHING, not living. He isn’t ready to lie around the house. A lot less intensity in the duties he has now. LOTS. Did I say LOTS? All good," she writes.

Meyer on FOX could be a lot of fun to watch, especially if he ends up calling some Ohio State games.